Online Business Planning Sessions

Online, via. zoom

Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 July, 10am-12.30pm

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 July, 6-8pm

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 July, 10am- 12.30pm

Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 August, 10am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 August  6pm – 8pm

Friday 28 August,  ALL DAY (10- 3pm)


At this challenging time, many creative businesses and organisations are looking to the future and considering how they adapt what they do. New enterprises are also looking to take advantage of new opportunities.

As part of the Unlock the City programme, join Victoria Moodie from NE BIC to sketch out your business plan at this free workshop, using a technique known as the Business Canvas Model.

This is a tool which can help you set up, expand or change the direction of your creative business or organisation. It’s a visual chart displaying all of the key elements you need to consider. You will also get the opportunity to discuss your plans in detail with a creative business advisor.

To register:

To book a place on the workshop, please email [email protected] or phone 0191 516 6111.

Places are limited (3 per session) and you MUST be able to commit to both days. Victoria will be in touch before the session with meeting details and resources.

Please note: due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland.

These workshops are offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Coastal Communities Fund, and Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place programme. .

About Victoria
Victoria has been in a business advisor role for over 16 years, working on a range of contracts throughout the Durham, Wearside & Nothumberland areas. She has been supported many businesses in all sectors, including creative, retail & construction. She has been involved in enterprise for many years, in a self-employed capacity, owning her own recruitment agency and a successful e -commerce website.

This programme is part of Creating the Future of Sunderland’s Coastal Economy; a partnership between Sunderland City Council, Sunderland Culture, DigitalCatapult, NE BIC and Sunderland BME Network. It is supported through Coastal Communities Round 5 and Sunderland Culture’s Great Place Programme.